15:30 LRN Newscast

Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards files a lawsuit against Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry because his office has rejected at least 40 contracts that have an anti-discrimination clause providing protections for L-G-B-T citizens. Landry says he’s trying to protect the taxpayer…
cut 16 (10) “…the state”
But Edwards says apparently the A-G believes the state should discriminate against a certain group of people…
cut 15 (06) “….particular issue”
Back in April, the governor issued an executive order that prohibits state government from discriminating against gay and transgender individuals.

Governor John Bel Edwards will be out of the country next week. His office released a statement today that says he’ll be in Cuba on a trade mission.

The President has signed a proposal that would put $400 million towards disaster aid in Louisiana, but it could still be months before we see it. Michelle Southern reports…:
voicer 2 (31) “…I’m Michelle Southern”

The creepy clown story won’t go away. Major Malcom Wolfe with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office says they put to rest a sighting on Thursday near the wood line behind an apartment complex, as an 11-year-old boy came forward…:
CUT 6 (09) “his friends”
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has received threats related to clowns and had to put the schools on a soft lockdown as a result.